Author: Deborah Pechet Quinan

Trusts & Estates Alert: Estate Planning After the Enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law. The new legislation represents a compromise between House and Senate Republicans on their respective tax overhaul proposals, and is the most significant tax reform legislation to be enacted in over thirty years. Although the inherent complexities of the new legislation,…

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Client Alert: Business Succession Planning for the Closely-Held Business Owner

A well-crafted business succession plan requires careful consideration, which can seem daunting to the devoted business owner who has limited available time. However, when considering the long-term benefits of a thoughtful business succession plan, and the potential risks of not having one in place, it quickly becomes apparent that consulting with qualified advisors skilled in…

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Client Alert: IRS Proposed Regulations Would Significantly Impact Valuation Discounts

Proposed Regulations and Valuation Discounts On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed regulations which, if enacted in their present form, will significantly limit the use of valuation discounts for interests in Family Limited Liability Companies (“FLLCs”) and other family business entities for purposes of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes….

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Avoiding Problems in the Disposition of Tangible Personal Property: Planning Makes a Difference

Distributing Tangible Personal Property At Death In planning for the distribution of assets at death, most people give considerable thought to tailoring their estate plans to dispose of their financial assets.  However, many, professionals included, often overlook the conflict, expense, and administrative difficulties that can result from a failure to formulate a thoughtful plan for…

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RIW Trusts & Estates Attorney Deborah Pechet Quinan Radio Interview

RIW Trusts & Estates attorney Deborah Pechet Quinan September 8, 2015 Radio Entrepreneur interview.

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Deborah Pechet Quinan Appointed to the Topsfield Cultural Council

RIW shareholder Deborah Pechet Quinan has been appointed to the Topsfield Cultural Council.  The Topsfield Cultural Council is the local arm the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Its members are volunteers who are appointed for a three-year term by the Board of Selectmen. One of 335 local cultural councils in the Commonwealth, the Topsfield Cultural Council receives an annual appropriation…

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